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Maneki, Dublin, Dublin

Maneki

4.4
4.4
315 reviews
€30 and under
Japanese
Maneki Japanese restaurant and karaoke studios. 43 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

It is at Maneki Restaurant that food is prepared with finesse and diligence. Each roll has unique ingredients coming together in harmony. The original names of each item reflect its contents and they have been carefully created by the experienced Sushi Sama chefs. Whether it's to eat healthily or for a special event, you will be satisfied with your experience!

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2 people

20:30


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 561 0889

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Lunch Express

    €9.95 per person

    2 May - 30 Nov 2022
    Lunch Express €9.95 (Mon-Wed Only) *Tonkatsu Ramen, Pork or Chicken, Beansprout, Bamboo Shoot, Scallion, Seaweed *Chicken Katsu Curry, Breaded Chicken Fillet, Rice, Curry Sauce *Sushi Express, 8 pieces Chef's Selection *Cha Han, Egg Fried Rice, Chicken King Prawn, Roast Pork and Seasonal Vegetables *Maneki Yaki Soba, Stir Fried Egg Noodle, Mixed Meat, Seafood and Seasonal vegetables

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Dublin 2

    Healthy

  • Dublin 2

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. C

    Chantialison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the vegan selections . All were great, such wonderful flavours especially the kimchi yasai ramen and the chilli ‘chicken’ pieces. Service was on point and the place had a lovely ambience.
  2. Q

    Quynh

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch there, the menu is diverse, the atmosphere is good.
  3. AG

    AlismariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, food super delicious and prices are good for lunch time. The miso udon sea food and the beef yakisoba are our favourite plates.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Very disappointed. We were there last year it was beautiful service, was beautiful food. This time it wasn't pleasant, very loud. Prices went up
  5. PB

    PatrickB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Ordered the 10 piece sashimi platter and all they could offer was salmon and octopus. Forgot to bring us one of our orders. Service was relatively slow. Food itself was pretty good, but not outstanding.
  6. LG

    LuisG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Productos de buena calidad, muy buen ambiente… muy buen trato… todo ok

    ManekiResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They server kept bringing us another table’s drinks and food. It was actually comical.

    ManekiResponded on 19 September 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review and rating! We are currently training new staff and we apologize for the occurred. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. a

    anon

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The table that was given to us was in an awkward spot as my head was literally hitting off the fireplace. Service and food was great except there was a big table and the noise level was very loud.

    ManekiResponded on 15 September 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review and rating. We're glad you liked our food and service and hope to see you again soon! As for the noise, we host large parties and unfortunately there's nothing we can do about that, but we would like to apologize for any inconvenience anyway. All the best.

  9. SD

    SharonD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was fantastic but not very large portions. Was a bit disappointed that we are charged 12.5% service charge for 2 people. The waiting staff, although lovely, did the minimum for us with no guidance from anyone in management. Minor issue but depending on what you had, 12.5% can be a lot.

    ManekiResponded on 6 September 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review and a generous rating. The service charge is optional, you can choose not to pay it. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay something you don't want to. We have different options to choose from our menu, from noodles to fried rice, side dishes, sushi... We are sad to hear it didn't satify you. However, we hope to see you again soon! Thank you again.

  10. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. The staff was very accommodating to our group bringing a birthday cake.

    ManekiResponded on 4 September 2022Thank you for your amazing review, Susan! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We are looking forward to seeing you again!

  11. NC

    NiamhC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely small restaurant. Food very tasty, great service. Would definitely eat here again.

    ManekiResponded on 29 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  12. MN

    MichelleN

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food with really friendly service, only thing that was a slight set back was later in the evening the karaoke seemed to get a bit noisier but it was a hen doing it so overall it was managed very well the person with the mike just couldn’t sing otherwise the whole evening was a huge success, all six of us said we’d be back, thanks Maneki

    ManekiResponded on 30 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review, Michelle! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We are looking forward to seeing you again!

  13. MM

    MarioM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the place feels quite authentic. Nice atmosphere in a beautiful building in the heart of town. Considering all this, the price is more than reasonable.

    ManekiResponded on 29 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  14. M

    Mary

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! We booked the restaurant and the karaoke and everything was great. Service was great, food was delicious, they had a lot of karaoke options and the rooms were private and soundproofed. Even with just the two of us, the karaoke was still a lot of fun. Great experience, will come again for sure!

    ManekiResponded on 22 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  15. KH

    KarenH

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Maneki, the food, staff & location all amazing 🤩

    ManekiResponded on 24 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  16. DA

    DavidA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening to celebrate a friends Birthday. Staff and food were great.

    ManekiResponded on 20 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  17. DS

    DennisS

    Heidelberg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as always. The food has a high quality.

    ManekiResponded on 18 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  18. RG

    RaquelG

    Madrid

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, the best quality Japanese restaurant in Dublin.

    ManekiResponded on 15 August 2022Thank you for your amazing review! We work really hard to meet expectations like yours and your words made us extremely happy! We hope to see you again soon.

  19. AF

    AilbheFinn

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my favourite restaurant. I love the food and the servers are so welcoming and kind

    ManekiResponded on 9 August 2022Thank you very much for coming to our restaurant and for taking your time to leave us a rating and a review! We are so happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  20. HD

    HDDub

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was ok, but I would not return to eat there again. Service was not great. Waitress wasn’t familiar with opening bottles of wine and left half the capsule on top, making it messy to pour (she didn’t pour either). Training or supervision definitely required there

    ManekiResponded on 26 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our staff. We do the proper training for every new employee. We believe it was a human error, however, we will look into it and make sure our staff is properly trained to serve our customers. Sorry again for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you again!

  21. CB

    ConorB

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Worst Japanese food in Dublin but staff where nice.

    ManekiResponded on 25 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that our food wasn't up to your standards, we can guarantee our food is from very good quality. We would love to hear your point our view more detailed to improve our service. If you could send us an email sharing your thoughts with us we would really appreciate it. We would love to have you in our restaurant again to try other dishes from our menu.

  22. CB

    CarolineB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it, the vegan options are fab.. Thanks

    ManekiResponded on 23 July 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  23. D

    Diarmuid

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was completely overpriced although it was pretty tasty. They didn't get the egg right on the ramen though, seemed to be a chilled boiled egg placed on top, which was disappointing. It took us 15 minutes to get someone to get the bill and then another 15 for someone to come back to take payment - each time we had to call out to the staff. I was also barged past by a staff member on the narrow stairs instead of her waiting for me to come down - basic manners really. 12.5% service charge is a bit of a farce given this. Could be a great spot with more reasonable prices and more attentive staff.

    ManekiResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for the heart of the city centre. We are very sorry for the delay in our service. We don't think our staff would do it deliberately as it was our busiest day of the week. The service charge is optional. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay something you don't want to. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part.

  24. AM

    AoifeM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    There needs to be ambient music in the dining room. All we heard were other table's conversations. Food is good, but a 12.5% charge for service for a table of 2 is outrageous when a tip is also encouraged.

    ManekiResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. We do have ambient music, we make sure to leave it on until the end of the night. The service charge is optional, you can choose not to pay it. We would never want you to feel obligated to pay something you don't want to. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part and hope you give us a second chance.

  25. R

    Rachael

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant, hidden gem. Great service, loads of option & lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit again soon.

    ManekiResponded on 9 July 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  26. SB

    SachaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The place is nice, but the food is really too expensive for the way it tastes.

    ManekiResponded on 9 July 2022Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking your time to leave us a review. Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for the heart of the city centre. We hope you give us another chance and try different dishes from our menu! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We hope to see you again.

  27. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Enjoyed the food only to have the experience destroyed when we were ordered to leave the table for the next sitting just as we were about to order more food. This was completely out of the blue as there was absolutely no mention of a short (90 minute) seating limitation with the booking.

    ManekiResponded on 4 July 2022Dear customer, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking your time to leave us a review. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our part. As you visited our restaurant on a Friday night, which is one of our busiest days, we usually have a lot of bookings and we have to organize ourselves according to them. You were politely warned 20 minutes earlier we had another booking and that we would need your table. We are very sorry. We hope to have a chance to see you again.

  28. BF

    BredaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food and lovely staff and setting, highly recommend

    ManekiResponded on 30 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  29. CF

    CiaraF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We were met with a nice waitress and we were brought to a room upstairs with a nice view out to Dawson street. The place was bustling with many other rooms already full. The service was good and the food was ok - have had better sushi. There was karaoke upstairs though (very bad singing) and it was loud. We didn't mind as we were only there for a quick bite but two ladies sitting next to us asked to be moved downstairs which the staff did quickly for them.

    ManekiResponded on 29 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, Ciara. We are glad our service was up to your standards. As a restaurant and karaoke establishment we can't promise there won't be any noises coming from the karaoke rooms. We also can't stop people from having fun. We are happy to hear our staff was able to deal with the situation. Thank you for coming to Maneki and we really hope to see you again.

  30. YK

    YuliaK

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet place in the very centre of Dublin, great quality tasty ramen, rolls and soba. Will definitely be back for more 😋

    ManekiResponded on 27 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  31. M

    ivanM

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good and came out quickly, but that was the last time we saw our server. Had to ask 2 others for our bill before we got it. Not like there wasn’t any help, 3 others were standing around. Need to try harder.

    ManekiResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and rating! It is not usual of our staff to be like this. We are very sorry about that. We will make sure it does not happen again. We hope to see you soon!

  32. CC

    CoolCucumber

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, good service

    ManekiResponded on 17 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and a review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  33. p

    pdgrl4

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service attentive and accommodating Exiting the restaurant was disappointing. A gaggle of smokers clogging the stairwell presents a challenge. Management should monitor this area of the restaurant as it presents an unsightly and potentially dangerous departure for customers.

    ManekiResponded on 16 June 2022Thank you for your review and amazing rating! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant, nice ambience. Food is okay. On the expensive side

    ManekiResponded on 21 June 2022Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and rating! Our food is from very good quality and the price is reasonable for fresh seafood in the heart of the city center. Thank you for coming to our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Staff was super helpful and the food was delicious.

    ManekiResponded on 9 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  36. i

    ivyc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great! And the service is superb! Nice and accommodating staff

    ManekiResponded on 7 June 2022Thank you very much for taking your time to give us a rating and also an amazing review! We are happy to hear that from you. Thank you for coming to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious, staff friendly. You can hear people singing from the karaoke rooms but we enjoyed hearing people having a good time.

    ManekiResponded on 7 June 2022Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  38. I

    Ivana

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was lovely, i had sashimi and it was super! Quite pricey overall but I'd say this is the cost to have fresh raw fish. Noise was quite high since someone was using the karaoke room, it was lunch time and i would have referred something a little quieter. Waitresses were lovely but quite inexpert.

    ManekiResponded on 6 June 2022Thank you for your review and generous rating, Ivana! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  39. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was lovely and the service was fantastic. The cocktails were unbelievably good as well. I would 100% recommend this place to people!

    ManekiResponded on 4 June 2022Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear from you. Cheers!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Great service A bit noisy at times

    ManekiResponded on 11 June 2022Thank you for your review and rating! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will evaluate them to best serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

FAQs

Maneki does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Maneki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 561 0889.

Maneki is rated 4.4 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Maneki

43 Dawson Street, Dublin, Dublin 2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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